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Hashinshin permanantly banned on Twitch after grooming allegations

Published: 23/Jul/2020 0:50 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 11:23

by Jacob Hale


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has denied grooming accusations made against him by a number of figures in the community.

Update July 22 at 4:50 PM PT

Hashinshin’s Twitch account has been permanently banned following the accusations of grooming and predatory behavior by multiple people in the community.

A look into the ban indicates the Affiliate and Partner status have been removed, as Twitch took quick decisive action against the streamer.

The former-Twitch streamer confirmed the ‘indefinite permanent ban’ and said he will work toward earning the community’s forgiveness.

Original story can be seen below

Hashinshin has developed a large brand in the League of Legends scene, accruing over half a million followers on Twitch since he started streaming in 2012.

On July 15, a video was posted to YouTube that claimed to “expose all the sexual misconduct of Hashinshin,” with a roundup of screenshots and accusations levied against him by those close to him.

Accusations against Brotz gained further traction on July 17, when Twitter user Catlys posted a Google Docs page that shared her experience with Hashinshin, in which she alleges he would groom and frequently sexualize her despite being between the ages of 15-16 at the time of their conversations.

Over the following days, a number of high-profile League of Legends personalities, including Moe ‘Yassuo’ Abdalrhman and Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahan, came out to show support with the victims and call out Hashinshin for his ‘predatory’ behavior.

In the early hours of July 22, the streamer addressed accusations made against him, saying that he has “done nothing illegal, just been a sh*tty human” and saying that he “denies grooming. That is a crime.”

He goes on to state that he can’t apologize because “you guys are saying if I apologize I’m apologizing for what you’re accusing me of, not of what I’m apologizing for.”

This came just a day after Hashinshin’s initial response, in which he claimed that the backlash drove him to attempt suicide, apologized for his actions but denied grooming.

While the issue is still ongoing, Hashinshin posted a video to YouTube addressing Voyboy’s tweet, appearing distressed and providing a timeline of recent events.

In the video, he also claims that some of the evidence used against him has been doctored, and that a carbon monoxide leak in his home between 2010-2018 “left his brain in a very fogged state.”

Regardless of Brotz’ denial of the allegations, other major names in the League scene are taking the accusations very seriously.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!